A checker at Albertsons asked what I'd been up to. I told her I'd just seen The Men Who Stare at Goats. She said, "You saw THAT?!" Actually, I had just come from seeing it for the second time. "Oh my God," she said. "My neighbor went to see that this weekend and was she pissed. It had nothing to do with goats, she said. She even tried getting her money back, but she finally gave up. She said it was just about… nothing."

It's encounters like these that make me feel absolutely certain that what I've just seen was as good as I thought it was.